Wednesday 18 July 2018

Can you recommend car models with higher seating for my back issues?

 

Dacia Duster
Dacia Duster

Aidan Timmons and Motoring Editor Eddie Cunningham team up to help readers make the right choice with their next car. Aidan visits dealers all over the country to produce a monthly guidebook on the values of used cars. He is co-editor of Motor Trade Publishers, who supply a car-valuing service to the motor trade, insurance companies and finance houses. Eddie is author of former best-seller 'Clever Car Buying'

I find the seats in my 162 Ford Fiesta too low for getting in and out of; I have a serious back problem. Only do 10,000km; Budget €20,000 to include trade-in. Can you advise other models with higher seating for entry?

Aidan: Ford updated its EcoSport so consider a 1-litre Ecoboost Titanium model. Also look at the SEAT Arona; the 1-litre petrol Xcellence model will leave you with loads of spare change (and you get rear-view camera, park assist, parking sensors). Both cars should be tall enough for you.

Eddie: I wouldn't favour the EcoSport at all. The Arona? Yes. Dacia Duster? Yes

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* Budget (including trade-in).

* Annual mileage (in kms).

* Size of car required (number of seats).

* Present car (make, model, year and mileage) if relevant.

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